R. Allen Eskew, FAIA, visionary leader of the New Orleans’ architectural community, has passed away
Many will remember him for his built works and endless contributions to the civic and social fabric of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Region. Projects such as the Audubon Institute’s Aquarium of the Americas, the Shaw Center for the Arts, Downtown New Orleans’ Champions Square, the award-winning Reinventing the Crescent Master Plan and its first phase, Crescent Park, to name a few.
Two pavilions at Station Haarlem, The Netherlands
At the train station of Haarlem underneath the historical roofed gallery, Powerhouse Company designed two retail pavilions, for take-away sandwiches, coffee and snacks. With the arrival of the pavilions the site retrieves its original function as an area for meeting and waiting.
The winners of the 7th International ‘Changing the Face’ architectural competition were announced today by competition organizers DuPont, PKO Bank Polski, Association of Polish Architects and the Polish Branch of the Green Building Council. The contest objective was to design the renovation of the Rotunda building in Warsaw, one of the city’s contemporary symbols, taking into account strict guidelines, including a design for cultural activities and an urban space open to the public within the building itself.
Benoy, a world leader in Architecture, Masterplanning, Interior Architecture and Graphic Design, is celebrating its five year anniversary in Shanghai with the opening of two landmark developments. iAPM Mall and Jing An Kerry Centre have both launched to the public and bring with them award-winning designs and concepts to China’s largest city.
International design practice BDP has appointed a new chief executive. The role is re-elected by BDP’s board of directors every two years and Peter Drummond, who has been in the post since October 2004, made the decision to pass the baton on, and not seek re-election.
He will be the first architect to become chief executive of BDP when he takes up the role on 1 January 2014.
Design: ONG&ONG, Architects
The architectural layout includes a double volume space in the living area that opens out into a beautiful garden and water feature.
This seamless blending of indoor and outdoor spaces is evident in other sections of the house as well, with the kitchen similarly looking out into a quaint outdoor lounge area.